Why major in Sociology and/or Anthropology at Washburn University?

  • Tailored curriculum and engaged faculty: Washburn anthropology and sociology advisors work closely with students to tailor a program of coursework to fit students’ academic and career interests. Small class sizes (more than 60 percent of classes at Washburn have 20 or fewer students) foster a collaborative learning environment and provide opportunities to delve more deeply into class topics and laboratory assignments.
  • Experiential learning: Both in and out of the classroom, students gain hands-on training through participation in community-based research projects, study abroad programs, and independent research projects. Many of our courses incorporate our extensive teaching and research collections and state-of-the-art data collection and research software, providing students with unique learning opportunities.



Anthropologists and Sociologists can find work in the private and public sectors, both domestically and abroad including:

  • Academic careers as teachers, education outreach coordinators, and administrative and management personnel.
  • Nonprofit and community-based careers in international health organizations, museums, environmental organizations, human rights organizations, and contract archaeology firms.
  • Governmental positions focusing on international development, cultural resource management, public health, and defense and security.
  • Careers in international business, public relations, marketing, and human resources, among others.

Current Students

 Find information for current students and learn more about what it means to be a sociology or anthropology major at Washburn University.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Sociology & Anthropology department

Sociology & Anthropology department
Henderson Learning Resource Center, Room 218
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1608

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